The most somber note in Wednesday's Monitor-sponsored breakfast with reporters came when Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked about the murders of young people in Chicago.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says education should put politics and ideology aside, but said he would hit the campaign trail in October.
At a September 13 Monitor breakfast, FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey and president Matt Kibbe discussed the potential Republican House majority and addressed recent criticism of the tea party's diversity.
At a September 8 Monitor breakfast, Mississippi Governor and Republican Governor's Association chairman Haley Barbour discussed the current political climate, his background as a lobbyist, and President Obama.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was asked Friday about being called 'Big Sis' by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report. 'I am amused,' she said with mock seriousness. 'You know, I've made it.'
Redundancies in parts of the antiterrorism network make sense, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a Monitor-sponsored lunch Friday.
Tea party advocate Dick Armey, chairman of Freedom Works, rejects the notion of a truce on social issues like abortion if Republicans take control of Congress. The former House majority leader says 'issues of the heart' will be on the GOP agenda.
FreedomWorks, a major tea-party organization, is declining to back Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, who has been endorsed by Sarah Palin. Delaware's GOP primary is Tuesday.
Republican Governors Association Chair Haley Barbour says he believes President Obama is a Christian, but argues that Americans know less about the chief executive than 'any other president in history.'
A Florida minister's Koran burning plan was condemned by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters Wednesday.
At a September 2 Monitor breakfast, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discussed the economic outlook, his union members' feelings about President Obama, and his relations with the Sarah Palin.
Chief economist at Moody's Analytics and cofounder of Economy.com Mark Zandi, at a August 25 Monitor breakfast, discussed the housing market, the odds of the economy slipping back into recession, and what the Obama administration could do to help the economy in the near term.
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, predicts that Democrats will defy conventional wisdom and keep control of the Senate and House in November. But if Republicans take over even just the House, 'any chance of progress will be ended,' says the union leader.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism.
One of the nation’s top economists on Wednesday predicted rising unemployment and falling housing prices, which could spell trouble for Democrats’ efforts to maintain control of Congress.
Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics and Economy.com says House Republican leader John Boehner is 'just wrong' when he says Obama administration efforts to stimulate the economy have 'gotten us nowhere.'
House minority leader John Boehner, at a July 21 Monitor lunch, discussed the GOP's chances of retaking the House in the 2010 elections and his leadership style if he became House speaker.
Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Carl Levin, at a July 13 Monitor breakfast, discussed the state of the war in Afghanistan and the replacement of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
At an Aug. 5 Monitor breakfast, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discussed prospects for bipartisan cooperation after the November election.
Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate minority leader, predicted GOP gains in the midterm elections would force more bipartisanship in 2011 and beyond.